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Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)

Tanu Weds Manu Returns review.

My Ratings: 3.8/5. (i hope i don’t have to change my ratings in the future).

Whenever a sequel comes up of some successful RomCom, invariably it proves to be unworthy of it’s preceder. But Tanu Weds Manu Returns is probably the exception that proves this rule!

Tanu Weds Manu Returns may be not as subtle or emotional as Tanu Weds Manu (2011) but when it comes to pure entertainment it’s spot on target. 

tanu-weds-manu-returns-poster3And this time it’s an all and all show for Kangana Ranaut. With a double role (playing the sexy Tanu and the tomboyish Datto) Kangana Ranaut yet again shows that she is currently THE best actress in Bollywood. Extraordinary performance – her body language, her accent and the matured way she handles two completely different characters is highly creditable. 

Madhavan (Manu), though eclipsed by Kangana’s brilliance still holds the ground as an actor and plays an important part in balancing out the overall madness. 

Jimmy Shergill (marriage isn’t everybody’s game after all), Eijaz Khan (the Sardar in Dandiya custume), Swara Bhaskar (the best friend with a secret), Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub (the lawyer lover-boy) and Rajesh Sharma (the savior Uncle) – all perfectly fits into their characters.

But Deepak Dobriyal needs a special mention. His over-enthusiastic and hilarious performance adds an unique comic flavor to the film. 

tanu-weds-manu-returns-poster1Decent cinematography by Chirantan Das and the credit for the music goes to Krsna Solo and Rdb; specially the chartbuster song ‘Banno tera Swagger’ is definitely a dance number.

Even the beautiful song ‘Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa’ sung by Geeta Dutt in 1954 in the film Aar Paar is played in the background – nicely used for emotional effect.

Directed by Aanand Rai and written by Himanshu Sharma Tanu Weds Manu Returns guarantees a smile on the audiences face as they leave the theaters. And believe me that’s a huge achievement. 

Cheeky dialogues, hilarious situations, peppy songs and brilliant acting; no wonder Tanu Weds Manu Returns is this year’s most successful Bollywood film till date.

Pizza (2014)

My ratings: 2.5/5

I never would have guessed that ghosts are so fond of pizza especially when it’s cold and rotten with delicious maggots and fungus toppings!

Yes, the Pizza guy Kunal (Akshay Oberoi) gets trapped in a haunted house while delivering Pizza and the ghost-family have a great time scaring the shit out of him while relishing their Pizza.

Kunal desperately tries to call his pregnant wife Nikita (Parvathy Omanakuttan), his boss who owns the Pizza shop (Rajesh Sharma) and also the police but the clever and imaginative ghosts seems to get the better of him.

Pizza is supposed to be a horror film … and unfortunately it got stuck in that ‘supposed to be’ category.

Predictable scary moments that gets repetitive after a while and that too unnecessarily in 3D –  if there wasn’t the unpredictable twist in the end of the film i would have given Pizza a 1 or 1.5 rating.

Personally i haven’t seen neither the 2012 original Tamil version Pizza (which according to many people is really good) nor i have seen the recent 2014 Bengali remake of it Golpo holeo Shotti (which again seems to be better than this one).

Debutant director Akshay Akkineni tries his best to scare the audience, the cast and the acting is also decent – the comic timings of Rajesh Sharma make you laugh a few times. Other than that the music, the editing or the camera doesn’t help the film.

Overall the impact of a decent horror film is missing here. Honestly i think instead of going for Pizza, ordering a pizza at home and devouring it while watching some horror classic would have been a better option.

But if you are a sucker for horror films like me then you can surely check out Pizza; you never know the unexpected ending can make it worth watching for you.

Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGYXzAHjnUo